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First William Shatner, Now Moby: Celebrities' Ideas For Tackling California Drought

May 27th, 2015

Los Angeles Times

Summary: Following William Shatner’s $30 billion proposal for a 4-foot pipeline running from Washington State to California, musician Moby is seeking 100,000 signatures for a petition urging Governor Jerry Brown to further limit agricultural water use. 45 more words

2015

California Underfunds Infrastructure

May 27, 2015 (San Diego) We need freeways to move goods, services and people across the state. These are the most obvious pieces of infrastructure the State of California has. 1,115 more words

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Lessons and Concerns: The Differences Between the Response to Unaccompanied Child Migrants in 2014 and 2015

During the summer of 2014, the United States saw an unprecedented number of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the U.S./Mexico border without their parents. U.S Customs and Border Protection reports a… 1,031 more words

Politics & Policy

Queen’s Speech – 27th May 2015

On Wednesday morning the Queen addressed Parliament and set out the incoming Government’s legislative programme.

The Sovereign’s short address most notably avoided any direct reference to legislation to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, with the carefully-worded text saying instead that the Government… 951 more words

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Foreign medical device makers under scrutiny

May 5, 2015

Regulators opened the preliminary investigations last year into the Chinese healthcare units of General Electric Co, Royal Philips NV and Siemens AG. The government has stepped up regulatory scrutiny of companies, particularly multinationals, including Microsoft Corp, Symantec Corp and Qualcomm Inc. 24 more words

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Irrational Behavior is Still in a Market

It isn’t often that economists will discuss “irrational” behavior.

I had a few thoughts come to mind.

Economics is not an assumption that all human behavior will be “rational” according to the same paradigm. 529 more words

Economics

Queen’s Speech 2015: BIA commentary on Government’s agenda for 2015

At the State Opening of Parliament today, the Queen delivered a speech to set out the new Government’s legislative agenda for the parliamentary year ahead. Today’s Queen’s speech broadly stuck to the topics that have been discussed in the media over the last few days, including bills on devolution and the EU referendum (although notably, plans to scrap the Human Rights Act have been delayed until after the government has brought forward proposals for their British Bill of Rights). 696 more words

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